Paleo Brownie Bites
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 to 2 tbsp. Banaban Coconut Milk
2/3 cups Banaban Toasted Coconut Chips
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
2/3 cup raw walnut halves
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1. Pulse coconut in food processor for 30 seconds to a minute to form coconut crumbs. Remove from food processor and set aside.
2. Place pitted dates in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes to soften them up.
3. Add cacao powder and walnuts to food processor, blend until walnuts become fine crumbs, but do not over process or you will get some kind of butter consistency.
4. Drain dates and place in the food processor with the cacao walnut crumbs. Add vanilla. Process until mixture starts to combine. It may not fully combine until liquid is added. Add coconut milk or coconut nectar half a tablespoon at a time and continue to pulse. You will know the consistency is right when the dough combines into a ball in the middle of the food processor.
5. If dough is too runny add a tablespoon or more cacao powder to bring it back to dough like consistency.
6. Transfer dough to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cold dough is much easier to work with. I left my dough in the fridge over night. You could put it in the freezer if you need to speed the process up.
7. Once dough is cold, put coconut crumbs from earlier into a shallow bowl. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough and roll them between hands to form balls. Roll balls in coconut crumbs, pressing the crumbs gently into the ball. Continue until all dough is gone. You can moisten your hands with water if the dough begins to stick to your palms as you roll.
Keep chilled, they taste best that way. Bites will keep in fridge for quite some time, and freeze well also.